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The road ahead for metamaterials

The road ahead for metamaterials
The road ahead for metamaterials
New elemental base for photonics: nonlinear and switchable metamaterials.The next stage of photonic technological revolution will be the development of active, controllable and nonlinear metamaterials surpassing natural media as platforms for optical data processing and quantum information applications. Metamaterials are artificial media structured on a scale smaller than the wavelength of external stimuli. Conventional materials derive an origin for their electromagnetic characteristics in the properties of atoms and molecules - metamaterials enable us to design our own 'atoms' and thus access new ground breaking functionalities such as invisibility and imaging with unlimited resolution. The next stage of this technological revolution will be the development of active, controllable and nonlinear metamaterials surpassing natural media as platforms for optical data processing and quantum information applications. Metamaterials are expected to have an impact across the entire range of technologies where electromagnetic radiation is used, and provide a flexible platform for modelling and mimicking fundamental physical effects as diverse as superconductivity and cosmology and for templating electromagnetic landscapes to facilitate observations of otherwise difficult to detect phenomena.
Zheludev, N.I.
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Zheludev, N.I.
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Zheludev, N.I. (2010) The road ahead for metamaterials. Photon 10 Optics and Photonics Conference, Southampton, United Kingdom. 23 - 26 Aug 2010.

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New elemental base for photonics: nonlinear and switchable metamaterials.The next stage of photonic technological revolution will be the development of active, controllable and nonlinear metamaterials surpassing natural media as platforms for optical data processing and quantum information applications. Metamaterials are artificial media structured on a scale smaller than the wavelength of external stimuli. Conventional materials derive an origin for their electromagnetic characteristics in the properties of atoms and molecules - metamaterials enable us to design our own 'atoms' and thus access new ground breaking functionalities such as invisibility and imaging with unlimited resolution. The next stage of this technological revolution will be the development of active, controllable and nonlinear metamaterials surpassing natural media as platforms for optical data processing and quantum information applications. Metamaterials are expected to have an impact across the entire range of technologies where electromagnetic radiation is used, and provide a flexible platform for modelling and mimicking fundamental physical effects as diverse as superconductivity and cosmology and for templating electromagnetic landscapes to facilitate observations of otherwise difficult to detect phenomena.

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e-pub ahead of print date: August 2010
Venue - Dates: Photon 10 Optics and Photonics Conference, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2010-08-23 - 2010-08-26
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 340277
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/340277
PURE UUID: 92af19bd-5329-4a12-ba37-c6351a3764a6
ORCID for N.I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Author: N.I. Zheludev ORCID iD

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